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Glasgow Kelvin College closed amid burst water main flood

Shamrock Street flooding Image copyright John Belton
Image caption The burst water main has caused severe flooding on Shamrock Street

Glasgow Kelvin College has been evacuated and will be closed for two days after a burst water main caused flooding to surrounding streets.

The college, on Shamrock Street, in the north of the city centre, is one of several premises affected by the burst main on New City Road.

Fire crews are using pumping equipment to clear the area.

Scottish Water engineers were called in after the burst main was reported at about 09:15.

Image caption Shamrock Street was filled with debris after the flooding subsided

A Statement on the Scottish Water website said: "A burst water main has been located at New City Road.

"Customers here may experience loss of water supply, low pressure, and discoloured water.

"A squad will be on site to carry out the necessary repairs and will restore supplies as soon as possible."

A statement on the Glasgow Kelvin College website said it would be closed for two days "in the interests of safety".

Image caption The pedestrian underpass at Cowcaddens was almost entirely submerged
Image caption Fire crews used pumping equipment to clear the underpass at Cowcaddens
Image caption The burst water main caused considerable damage to the road

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said that two pumping appliances were at the scene, including one used for salvage purposes.

A spokesman said Scottish Power engineers were also called as there were concerns about flood water affecting a nearby electricity substation.

Strathclyde Passenger for Transport said the Glasgow Subway system had not been affected although a pedestrian underpass near Cowcaddens station had been flooded.

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